2016-2017 Course Descriptions, The Woodlands Campus
 

Art

Christian Worldview

College Prep / Study Skills

Composition / Literature

Computer Technology

Economics / Government

Geography / History

Mathematics

Reading/Spelling

Science

Speech

 

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Art  
 

Art 1 (Ages 8-11) Cindy Johnson

We begin with a short study of art history based upon the Cornerstone curriculum and Frances Schaeffer’s book, “How Shall We Then Live?” We will study shifts in style from period to period to see art in the flow of history. Students will learn that the changes in art indicate changes in worldview, and begin to understand how to be good judges of art. This means we look at a lot of pictures of great art and discuss them. Students always enjoy this and it doesn’t take them long to form and state their own opinions! After this, the class is hands-on as we learn the basic elements of art: space, line, shape, texture, value, etc., and progress to color, learning more complex techniques. We begin with pencils and progress to many other mediums. Students will learn how to see, and how to draw what they see. The majority of their work will be from looking at real objects, copying great works, and using their imaginations. There will be many surprises and games thrown in to keep them guessing and excited. As I get many repeat customers, I change classes yearly so that the identical class the following year will be completely different.  I give weekly assignments. Homework: 1-2 hours per week, depending on student’s personal interest. To register, please fill out the registration form and send along with a check for $120.00 to Cindy Johnson, Five Catfeet Court, The Woodlands, TX 77381. $50.00 = one month’s tuition and $70.00 = one semester supply fee. All supplies purchased will be given to the students to keep; I will also have a short list of supplies for you to purchase. You may contact me at 281-734-3362 or crazymomma100 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

 

Art 2 (Ages 12-14) Cindy Johnson

 Class begins with a study of art history based upon the Cornerstone art history curriculum and Frances Schaeffer’s book, How Shall We Then Live? Studying art periods through history, we learn that changes in art reflect changes in worldview, and how to distinguish worthy art from bad art. Students enjoy this and soon jump right in with their own opinions, becoming confident judges of art in many forms, i.e., fine art, music, books, etc. Students will begin with pencil and proceed to many other mediums. We will enjoy great paintings and sometimes copy them. We will study the basic elements of art and continue on to color, balance, viewpoint, emphasis, and much more. Students will learn to both draw what they see and use their imaginations. This is a messy and very fun class, and will include many surprises along the way. There will be weekly assignments, and grading will be based upon completion of same, not upon artistic talent. As many students come back year after year, I alter my classes so that each year the same class will be different the following year.. Students will be asked to purchase some initial supplies before classes begin. All year I will hand out supplies which the students will keep.  They will have weekly assignments as I feel they must work on their own to internalize what I teach. Homework: 1-2 hours weekly. Contact Cindy at crazymomma100 [at] yahoo [dot] com or 281-734-3362. Class cost: $50.00 per month, 1 1/2 hour class per week. To register, please fill out the registration form and send with a check for $120.00 ($50.00 plus $70.00 semester supply fee) to Cindy Johnson, Five Catfeet Court, The Woodlands, TX 77381. Contact her at crazymomma100 [at] yahoo [dot] com or 281-734-3362.

 

High School Art (Ages 15 -18) Cindy Johnson

Class begins with a study of art history. Study will be similar to that as stated in Art 1, but much more in-depth. We will progress through time periods covering Christian, Byzantine, Pre-Renaissance, Renaissance, Reformation, Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, etc. all the way up to modern times. We will continually discuss how to distinguish worthy art from bad art – not just fine arts, but books, movies, music, etc. The majority of the class will be learning the elements of art and moving to composition, studies of depth, one- and two-point perspective, atmospheric perspective, proportion, etc. During the year, we will begin with pencils to get a foundation in drawing, and explore many other mediums.  We will encounter a number of surprises along the way. Students will learn how to see, and how to draw what they see. The majority of their work will be drawn directly from life; in addition they will copy great works, manipulate and use pictures and photos, and draw from their imaginations. There will be weekly assignments, and grading will be based on completion of these. Note: grading will NOT apply to a student's artistic ability, but that student's inclusion of all assignments in his weekly work. Cost for supplies will be $70.00 per semester. Students will be asked to bring easy-to-obtain supplies to class and purchase some initial supplies.  As students request to come back year after year, I explore many things so that the following year, the same class will be different. Homework: 1-3 hours/week. Two credits: One high school fine arts credit, one art history credit. Class cost: $50.00 per month, 1 1/2 hour class per week. To register, please fill out the registration form and send with a check for $120.00 ($50.00 plus $70.00 semester supply fee) to Cindy Johnson, Five Catfeet Court, The Woodlands, TX 77381. Contact her at crazymomma100 [at] yahoo [dot] com or 281-734-3362.

 

College Prep/Study Skills

 

College Entrance Exam Preparation—John Garrett

This one-semester course will acquaints students with test-taking strategies to be successful on the SAT, ACT, and the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Exams. The students will learn the individual requirements of each test as well as unique strategies for taking standardized, norm-referenced tests of this nature. The students will take practice tests as well. In addition, the students will learn about the essay component of each test and will write practice essays to perfect their skills. Furthermore, the students will study vocabulary, focusing on the 100 most common words that traditionally appear on the SAT and/or ACT, as well as common prefixes and suffixes that will assist them in deciphering the meaning of unfamiliar words. The curriculum will be provided by the teacher. Access to a computer at home and Internet access is required, for much of the at-home practice will be Internet-based. The class is 1½ hours long, and the cost is $60 per month. There is also a $30 materials and supplies fee payable at registration. Make your check payable to John Garrett, and mail it each month to 26384 N Reids Prairie Rd, Waller, TX 77484-3558. You may call or text Mr. Garrett at 281-352-0674 if you have questions or concerns. His email address is GarrettEdServices (at) gmail (dot) com.

Christian Worldview

 

Intro to Starting Points/Worldview - Grades 6-9 Chris Criswell

This class is designed to introduce 7th and 8th graders to think about the foundations and key issues of applying a Biblical Worldview to all areas of life.  Students are introduced to seeing a Biblical worldview on the following topics: Theology, Law, History, Biology, Ethics, Philosophy, Psychology, Politics, Sociology and Economics.  The class is heavily weighted toward discussion and applying the material to everyday life situations.  The required text for the class is Thinking Like A Christian Student Journal by David Noebel which can be purchased for about $15.00.  The class Cost is $40.00 per month. Expected Workload: 1 hour per week outside of class. The course work consists mainly of completing a daily journal (5 days per week) and participation in class discussion.  For more information, contact Chris Criswell at (281)948-2208 ; email p91industries [at] gmail [dot] com. For Worldview classes, mail registration forms to: 13615 Country Lane, Tomball, TX 77375; Make checks payable to P91 Industries or Chris Criswell.

 

Starting Points - Grades 6-9 Chris Criswell

Starting Points is the biblical worldview primer. It is the introduction to students to begin thinking about and analyzing both the biblical worldview and the worldviews around them. The purpose of this study is to establish the biblical world view in the hearts and minds of your children. It lays the solid foundation for their own personal lives. It also provides a compass for giving direction in the evaluation of all the ideas that will confront them in life. And finally, this study is an excellent preparatory course for World Views of the Western World.  It gives a History credit and a Bible credit.  The syllabus is written by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum. Curriculum is required for this course. Booklist provided after registration. $125 for Teaching Syllabus and $100 if they buy the books, but most books can be borrowed, checked out from the library or purchased more cheaply through tablet, Kindle, or other e-book formats.  Expected Workload: 1-1.5 hours a week outside of class.  This is mostly reading, taking notes, and some writing analysis/essay.For more information, contact Chris Criswell at 281-948-2208 or p91industries [at] gmail [dot] com.  

Cost is $50.00 per month, $500.00 per year, there is also a one time $10 fee due for teacher generated handouts which will be due with registration.   Mail payments and registration form to 13615 Country Lane, Tomball, TX 77375 and make checks payable to P91 Industries or Chris Criswell.

Worldview Year One – Jack Hightower
This is the first year of a comprehensive classical high school study that is designed to help the student to develop a Christian worldview through course work in various academic disciplines. The curriculum has two tracks of study. Both tracks cover the historical periods of Ancient Rome through the Middle Ages. One track is a Biblical Worldview section. Attention is given to the study of Scripture as well as the writings of Frances and Edith Schaeffer along with other great classical theologians such as Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. The second track of study deals with the Greco-Roman period. In this study consideration is given to classical literature such as The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer, The Republic by Plato, audio tapes with the teachings of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Partial or full credit is given for the following subjects for this first year: Composition , Ancient Literature, Philosophy/Religion, Music History/Appreciation, Art History/Appreciation, Western Civilization, Humanities, and World History. The syllabus is written by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum. This is a weekly one hour-thirty minute class. The suggested age group for this class is grades 9-12. Cost is $55.00 per month and a charge of $25 per semester for additional teacher generated handouts. For more information, contact Jack Hightower at (713) 377-0521 (cell) email jack_hghtwr [at] yahoo [dot] com. For Worldview classes, mail registration forms to: P.O. Box 928 Spring, TX. 77383-0928; Make checks payable to Jack Hightower


Worldview Year Two – Jack Hightower 
This second year of study of the Cornerstone Curriculum developed by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum begins with the Renaissance period and continues with the Reformation, the Revolutionary Age up to the rise of modern science. It continues with the same basic theme of developing a solid, conservative Christian worldview in the student’s life. Some of the authors that will be read include Martin Luther, John Calvin, Dante, Milton, William Shakespeare, John Bunyan, John Locke, Thomas Paine, and Frances Schaeffer. Various video and audio recordings will be used as well. Partial or full credit will be earned in the following courses: Composition , Medieval Literature, American History, American Government, Political Theory, Science History , Art and Music History/Appreciation, Humanities, World History, and Western Civilization. This is a weekly one hour-thirty minute class. The suggested age group for this class is grades 9-12. Cost is $55.00 per month and a charge of $25 per semester for additional teacher generated handouts. For more information, contact Jack Hightower at (713) 377-0521 (cell) email jack_hghtwr [at] yahoo [dot] com. For Worldview classes, mail registration forms to: P.O. Box 928 Spring, TX. 77383-0928; Make checks payable to Jack Hightower. 

 Worldview Year Three –Jack Hightower 
In the third year of this three year classical education study written by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum, the student will study the various philosophical belief systems of the 19th and 20th century all the way up the current postmodernism of 2015 and how these differ from Christianity and the effect they have had on Western culture. Trends will be observed in art, literature, and music as well as politics, economics, sociology, and religion. Some of the material that will be covered includes the works of Frances Schaeffer, Josh McDowell, John Whitehead and Philip Johnson. Other writers will include Camus, Hemingway, and Skinner. Credits received in this year's study will be in American History, Humanities, World History, Economic Theory, Philosophy and more. This study will further enable the student to become established and solid in a conservative Bible based Christian world view. This is a weekly one hour-thirty minute class. The suggested age group for this class is grades 9-12. Cost is $55.00 per month and a charge of $25 per semester for additional teacher generated handouts.    For more information, contact Jack Hightower at (713) 377-0521 (cell) email jack_hghtwr [at] yahoo [dot] com. For Worldview classes, mail registration forms to: P.O. Box 928 Spring, TX. 77383-0928; Make checks payable to Jack Hightower.

Composition / Literature

 

 

Sentence to Paragraph Writing: Ages 11 to 14 – Lauren Brooks (Green)

Sentence to Paragraph Writing is a fundamental approach, which starts with composing well-written, basic sentences, and then quickly moves to developing a single paragraph paper. The class will begin with improving sentence structure by applying basic grammar and figures of speech. This emphasis is continued as the student learns the organizational process of brainstorming, outlining, rough draft, and editing, resulting in a well-written paragraph.

 

o To determine readiness for this class, contact Lauren Brooks at laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com or  281/507-2403.

o Supplies:

*Worksheets: You will need to purchase the $20 worksheets directly from The Write Foundation (www.thewritefoundation.org), and wait for them to be shipped to your home. 

*Other supplies: The student will also need two (2) self-addressed stamped envelopes, a 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 6+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink), eight (8) notebook divider tabs, and a thesaurus.

o Requirements: Homework must be typed. While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family. There will be no tests on the books.

o Expectations: Class time will be 1 hour and 30 minutes per week. Allow approximately two (2) hours per week of study time. 

o Payments: There will be 10 payments of $45/each for the class.

*Make all checks payable to Lauren Brooks

*Mail registration and payments to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Drive, Spring, Texas 77379·        

o Contact: laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com -  281/507-2403.

 

 

Paragraph Writing: Ages 12 to 16 – Lauren Brooks (Green)

Paragraph Writing is a fundamental approach, which covers writing a single paragraph paper to an introduction of a 5-paragraph essay. The class will work on organizational skills such as note taking, brainstorming, outlines, rough drafts, and editing.

 

o To determine readiness for this class, contact Lauren Brooks at laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com or  281/507-2403.

o Supplies:

*Worksheets: You will need to purchase the $20 worksheets directly from The Write Foundation (www.thewritefoundation.org), and wait for them to be shipped to your home. 

*Other supplies: The student will also need two (2) self-addressed stamped envelopes, a 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 6+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink), eight (8) notebook divider tabs, and a thesaurus.

o Requirements: Homework must be typed. While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family. There will be no tests on the books.

o Expectations: Class time will be 1 hour and 45 minutes per week. Allow approximately four hours per week of study time. 

o Payments: There will be 10 payments of $50/each for the class.

*Make all checks payable to Lauren Brooks

*Mail registration and payments to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Drive, Spring, Texas 77379·        

o Contact: laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com -  281/507-2403.

 

Essay Writing: Ages 13 to 18 – Lauren Brooks (Green)

Essay Writing is a fundamental approach covering 5-paragraph essays and poetry. The class will review and strengthen organizational skills, such as note taking, brainstorming, outlines, rough drafts, editing, and logical reasoning. The student will examine, develop and reinforce his skills in writing 5-paragraph essays, longer essays and one basic research paper. Anyone who has not previously taken The Write Foundation Paragraph Class MUST contact the teacher about readiness for this course before registering. 

o To determine readiness for this class, contact Lauren Brooks at laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com or  281/507-2403.

o Supplies:

*Worksheets: You will need to purchase the $20 worksheets directly from The Write Foundation (www.thewritefoundation.org), and wait for them to be shipped to your home. 

*Other supplies: The student will also need two (2) self-addressed stamped envelopes, a 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 6+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink), eight (8) notebook divider tabs, and a thesaurus.

o Requirements: Homework must be typed. While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family. There will be no tests on the books.

o Expectations: Allow approximately four to six hours per week of study time. Class time will be 1 hour and 45 minutes per week.

o Payments: There will be 10 payments of $50/each for the class.

*Make all checks payable to Lauren Brooks

*Mail registration and payments to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Drive, Spring, Texas 77379·        

           Contact: laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com -  281/507-2403.

 

The Bridge Writing and Literature – Year 1 - Grades: 9-12 Dianna de Valle

In the literature portion of this course, students will be reading stories from an American Literature Sampler and a British Literature Sampler to acquaint them with the richness of the written word.  We will study works from various genres and classify works according to their literary time periods. Critical reading comprehension skills will be learned and practiced as we work to read “between the lines” in an effort to understand not only what was said, but what was meant by the author.  Students will be taught how to identify structural elements such as theme, plot, conflicts, setting, and character types.  Other important literary analysis aspects such as tone, imagery, and symbolism will be mastered along with identification of simile, metaphor, personification, and much more.

Writing instruction will begin with students being introduced to and taught the 10 step writing process. The first semester focuses on the technical aspects of writing as students acquire and engage the necessary skills for writing persuasive, narrative, and compare/contrast essays.  The second semester will explore various fun and imaginative writing processes and activities to help with the more creative side of writing.  During the second semester students will also be taught the incremental development process for writing an MLA format research paper including topic, thesis, research and outline development. This class also has a fair amount of SAT prep work such as prompted timed writings, analogy practice and vocabulary enrichment.  In an effort to keep the student’s grammar skills sharp, we have a daily grammar review.

The main goal of this class is to foster a love and understanding for literature and writing within the student by giving them the necessary tools and instruction.  There will be 10 payments of $55 each for the class.  The curriculum will be provided by the teacher for a one-time rental fee of $50. You may send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dianna de Valle, 22090 Bryantwood Ct. Hockley, TX 77447.  You may contact Dianna by email at devalleo [at] aol [dot] com or call her at 281-798-7715.

 

The Bridge Writing and Literature-- Year 2 Grades: 10-12 Dianna de Valle

The literature portion of this course engages the student in careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature from various genres and periods ranging from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. Through the close reading of selected texts, the student will deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure to their readers.  As the student reads, they will consider a work’s structure, style, and theme, as well as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.  The student will be introduced to the art of reading deliberately and thoroughly, taking time to understand a work’s complexity, to absorb its richness of meaning, and to fully comprehend how that meaning is embodied in literary form. 

Using a 10 step writing process, students will write to understand a literary work, but will also engage in free writing and creative writing.  We will also learn and practice many different patterns of development for essays such as descriptive, persuasive, compare/contrast, illustrative, narrative, process analysis and more.  This class also has a fair amount of SAT prep work such as prompted timed writings, analogy practice and vocabulary enrichment.  In an effort to keep the student’s grammar skills sharp, we have a daily grammar review.

The main goal of this class is to prepare the student for college level literature and writing.  Although not required, students will be prepared to take the AP Literature and Composition Exam and/or the CLEP Exam at the end of the year, which gives them the opportunity to earn 3-6 hours of college level English credits.  The curriculum will be provided by the teacher for a one-time rental charge of $60. There will be 10 payments of $60.00 each for the class.  You may send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dianna de Valle, 22090 Bryantwood Ct.  Hockley, TX 77447.  You may contact Dianna by email at devalleo [at] aol [dot] or call her at 281-798-7715.

 

 Elementary Grammar  Marliese’ Stripling

This course is meant to be a beginning preparation for other basic writing courses at homeschool instructional support facilities or writing curriculum at home. It will be geared toward students who have in the past exhibited problems with written language. This includes but is not limited to students who: 1) were late beginning to read 2) have been diagnosed with or show characteristic of dyslexia, auditory or visual learning disabilities,  and auditory processing disorder, 3) have trouble putting their thoughts on paper even when they can express ideas orally. Students will learn multisensory ways to take the abstract ideas of grammar and make it concrete, understandable and fun.  Color coding is used to introduce and reinforce the parts of speech.  Hands-on activities further students understanding and sentence pattern cards help with sentence composition, length and complexity.  Depending on the skills of the students, we may work with strategies to help students apply their knowledge in writing a painless paragraph.  We will spend 10 min each class doing oral language and listening comprehension exercises to help address oral language and processing disorders.  Students must be grouped by writing level/skill for this class to be successful.  The Beginning class is for students with up to a 3rd grade writing level between the ages of 9 & 12 (please contact me with questions about student level).  The class will be 1 1/4 hour.  Cost is $45 with a $25 supply fee per semester.  Completed registration form and first month's tuition and supply fee check made payable to Marliese’ Stripling should be mailed to Marliese’ Stripling, 1355 Apache Dr., Montgomery, Texas 77316   Contact: mastripling [at] gmail [dot] com(713) 894-6918.

 

Creating Sentences Marliese’ Stripling

Creating Sentences is a pre-paragraph writing level for students that are ages 9 – 12 who struggle to correctly write sentences that make sense and actually tell you something. Students study basic grammar as they learn how to incorporate common figures and parts of speech to develop complex descriptive sentences that are not run-on sentences or fragments. Common writing errors such as when are nouns proper, misused homonyms, apostrophe confusion, and awkward sentences are covered to prepare students for formal paragraph writing. Creative poetry writing and educational games are used to develop and strengthen basic grammar and writing skills. Creating Sentences is the entry level for The Write Foundation writing curriculum.

o Supplies:

*Worksheets: You will need to purchase the $20 worksheets directly from The Write Foundation (www.thewritefoundation.org), and wait for them to be shipped to your home. 

*Other supplies: The student will also need two (2) self-addressed stamped envelopes, a 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 6+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink), eight (8) notebook divider tabs, a dictionary and a thesaurus.

o Requirements: Homework must be typed. While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family. There will be no tests on the books.

o Expectations: Class time will be 1 hour and 30 minutes per week. Allow approximately two (2) hours per week of study time. 

o Payments: There will be 10 payments of $45/each for the class and a $15 supply fee per family.

*Make all checks payable to Marliese’ Stripling

*Mail registration and payments to Marliese’ Stripling, 1355 Apache Dr, Montgomery, Texas 77316       

o Contact: mastripling [at] gmail [dot] com – 713-894-6918

 

High School Grammar—John Garrett

This course will cover basic grammar, mechanics, and usage of the English language. The textbook will be A Beka’s Grammar and Composition IV (available at www.abeka.com) for its basic textbook. This is a consumable text, meaning the students will complete in-class and homework exercises directly in the textbook. Do NOT purchase the textbook until you have been informed that the class has made. Mr. Garrett requires a minimum of five students for the class to be taught. The course is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who wish to improve their grammar skills. The course will focus on the skills the students are weakest in and move from there. The instructor will administer a grammar diagnostic test on the first day of class to ascertain the students’ strengths and weaknesses. Time permitting, there will also be a composition component to the course. Students will apply what they’ve learned in writing sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Cost is $60 a month. In addition, there is a $30 materials and supplies fee per semester for this course. Send tuition checks to 26384 N Reids Prairie Rd, Waller, TX 77484. For additional information, please contact John Garrett at 281-352-0674 or email him at GarrettEdServices (at) gmail (dot) com.

Computer Technology

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in computer and technology education. CE was founded over 25 years ago and is constantly developing programs to stay at the forefront of technology education. The success of the CE program is due to several aspects: 1. Delivery by a trained teacher who also loves working with children, is enthusiastic and experienced with technology, and supports the mission of HIS Classes. 2. Curriculum that is professionally written by educators. 3. Software that is carefully selected to be educationally and age appropriate. 4. Technology skills are introduced and developed at appropriate age levels. Students build on their skills until achieving mastery of each technology area. 5. Integration of technology into core curriculum areas and real-life situations 6. A comprehensive, step-by-step process of co-operative learning to develop skills. Research has shown that students who have opportunities to work in pairs and small groups learn faster and more efficiently, have greater retention, and feel more positive about the learning experience. It is a way for students to learn essential interpersonal life-skills, oral communication skills, and to develop the ability to work collaboratively-- a skill now greatly in demand in the workplace. It is a way for students to take turns with different roles such as facilitator, reporter, recorder, etc. In a cooperative group, every student has a specific task; everyone is involved in the learning or project. 7. The study of each technology area is completed by the creation of a project. The topic of the project is related to work being covered in a core curriculum area or a topic of interest. By using their new skills in this way, we insure understanding and retention of technology skills, as well as reviewing and reinforcing their academics. For more details go to Computer Explorers or contact: Lorri Wyndham 281/256-4256 or info at lwyndham [at] iced [dot] net To register,  Special Registration Form

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® Technology Education- Computer Applications & Video Game Design  –  Dawn Romaguera

Semester 1

Keyboarding - develop speed, efficiency and correct finger placement

Basic Computer Operations –open, close, adjust windows, open and save files to and from different drives, desk accessories, printing

Word Processing –learn advanced word processing skills, including how to create a multi-columnar document, add Headers and Footers, insert graphic images, use bullets and numbers and use and set tab and indent markers.

Graphic Design- use drawing tools to create geometric shapes that represent objects in the floor plan of the room for their personal space. Learn how to draw and position shapes into a document using grid lines and ruler guides, arrange the stacking order of objects and then group them, copy, cut and paste images to a clipboard and between documents.

Multimedia - create slide show presentations using the computer. Learn how to create a slide, add text, use animation, insert graphic images and pictures, add transitions, and sequence slides logically.

Semester 2

Keyboarding - develop speed, efficiency and correct finger placement (review)

Spreadsheets- learn how to create a spreadsheet. Format a spreadsheet, use formulas to calculate data and create graphs to display information. Create an original spreadsheet.

Video Game Design - Design, create and edit your own 2-dimensional arcade-style video game: design the action, create the characters, and edit the objectives and outcomes. 

Internet/Telecommunications - learn how to create a web page using HTML code. Students learn how to use start and end tags and how to add hyperlinks, images and lists to their page. Create a website.

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® Technology Education- CREATE!-   Dawn Romaguera 

Have fun while being challenged, as you discover the worlds of computer science, programming, and computer electronics.

Learn to understand the basics of computer programming in both 2D and 3D environments while you create video games and computer animations. This course uses 5 to 6 different computer software programs—using both typed code and building blocks of code. You will also learn about electricity, conductors, and insulators while fabricating unique computer controllers from seemingly unlikely materials. Finally you will be introduced to the world of interactive electronics when you program a circuit board connected to your computer to make motors spin, LED’s blink, and music play.

For more details go to ComputerExplorers.com/houston or contact: Dawn Romaguera at dromag1 [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Economics / Government

 

U.S. Government (Fall) Grades: 9 - 12  Jack Hightower

In this course, U.S. Government, we will focus on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded and on its political structure, functions, and powers of government at the national, state, and local levels.  Students will be exposed to the major political ideas and forms of government in the past 6000 years.  There will be a significant focus of study on the U.S. Constitution, its underlying principles and ideas, and the form of government it created.  The student will analyze major concepts of Republicanism, Federalism, checks and balances, separation of powers, and individual rights of its citizens.  The student will also participate in comparing the U.S. system of government with other political systems from around the world.  We will also examine the impact of individuals, political parties, interest groups, technology, and the media on the current American political system.  We will also analyze the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the relationship between government policies and the current culture of the United States. 

The student will earn .5 credit, as required for graduation from a Texas high school

The class meets for 1 and ½ hours per week in the Woodlands.  The class fee is $55.00 per month or $275.00 a semester.  There is also a onetime fee of $20 for teacher handouts, due by the first day of class. Payments will run July to November. Make checks payable to Jack Hightower. Mail checks to 29214 Sedgefield St. Spring, TX 77386

CURRICULUM – Abeka - American Government in Christian Perspective (Third Edition). Curriculum will need to be ordered from Abeka Books ($25.30). Books will be required the first day of class in August.

If you have any questions concerning this course, please contact me at the following:  Email = jack_hghtwr@yahoo.com  or Cell# 713-377-0521

 

Economics - Principles and Practices (Spring) Grades: 9 - 12  Jack Hightower

Simply put, ECONOMICS is the study of the choices that individuals and societies make in the Production, Distribution, and Consumption of goods.  In this course the student will develop a good understanding of the following: 

1.  The management of personal and national economic affairs in accordance with God’s Word.

2.  The management of our household incomes wisely, and with the direction of God’s Word.

3.  The wise and prudent understanding of saving monies for ourselves, God’s tithe, and the family

The student will learn about the success of the Free Enterprise economy and the failure of the Command economy.  The student will learn how the Command economy robs people of their free will and personal responsibility, ultimately promoting complete dependence upon the government instead of GOD!  The student will see through study and application that work is honorable and ought to be industrious and efficient.     We are to labor in all things “as to the Lord” (Col.3:23) 

Finally, the student will receive instruction in understanding how our American Stock Market works, with a comparison with the Chinese, Japanese, Russian, European, South African, and Indian Stock Markets from around the world.

The student will work on a budget project learning and practicing putting a budget for their needs at different age levels of life.

The student will earn .5 credit, as required for graduation from a Texas high school.

The class will meet for 1 and ½ hours per week in the Woodlands during the Spring semester.  The class fee is $55.00 per month or $275.00 per semester.  There is also a onetime fee of $20 for teacher handouts, due the first day of class.  Payments run from December to April. Make checks payable to Jack Hightower.  Mail to 29214 Sedgefield St.  Spring, TX 77386.

CURRICULUM – Abeka - Economics Work and Prosperity in Christian Perspective (Third Edition). Student book will need to be ordered from Abeka Books ($26.80). Books will be required first day of class in January 2018.

If you have any questions concerning this course, please contact me at the following:  Email = jack_hghtwr@yahoo.com  or Cell # 713-377-0521

Geography / History

 

U.S. History- Grades 9-12    Dianna de Valle

This class is an invitation for your child to look at history as what it really is….an exciting, action-packed, and intriguing STORY!  As we explore the STORY of our nation from its founding through the present day, our goal will be to make the facts come alive as weave together the events that tell this fascinating story of who we are as a nation. 

We will see how God’s hand has been at work since the beginning to lead and guide us into His destiny for our nation.  Although we will use a textbook as our framework, we will go far beyond just memorizing facts and dates.  We will incorporate bits of relevant literature, timelines, maps, activities and cultural experiences that will ultimately paint a picture of the rich heritage and history of our wonderful nation.  To understand where we are going, we must understand where we have been so that our perspective is balanced and our faith is built. 

This class will provide the student with 1 high school history credit.  Students will need the Bob Jones United States History 4th edition textbook and student activity manual, 2 or 3 inch binder, dividers with pockets and tabs, map pencils, note cards, and black ink pens.  Tuition is $45 per month for 10 months.  You may send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dianna de Valle, 22090 Bryantwood Ct. Hockley, TX 77447.  You may contact Dianna by email at devalleo [at] aol [dot] com or call her at 281-798-7715.

 

Elementary Social Studies Grades 4-6 Susan Garrett

This course will be a two-year program with one year America and the next year world, but a student may take either year first.  This school year 2016-2017 will be focused on America.  This is a fairly new subject  to the home schooling world. All public and most private schools are required to teach social studies in the latter elementary grades. The purpose of this class is to prepare students for studies in history, geography, culture, literature, foreign languages and world view or philosophy in Junior High and High School. 

The course will cover the history and geography of the United States.  Maps and map reading skills will also be covered. The class will meet 1 ¼ hours each week. Students will have assignments each week to complete at home. 

The class is $400 for the year (10 payments of $40, July through April).

Students will use Abeka fourth grade history book, The History of Our United States.  They will also need to have a binder with dividers, lined paper, a pen and colored pencils.  During the year students will read additional historical fiction to help make history more real.  You will receive book names and order information when you register.

Completed registration forms and tuition fees (checks made out to Susan Garrett) should be sent to:  Debbie Gott: 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, Tx. 77379.  If you need to contact Mrs. Garrett, please do so at    noteablelessons2 [at] gmail [dot] com OR(281) 844-1667.  Please text rather than leaving message.

 

World Geography   Grades 9-12  Susan Garrett

This course will begin with an overview of the 5 themes of geography: location, physical and human characteristics of places, the relationship between the environment and humans, movement of people and products, and regions.  Basics of map types, map reading, using an atlas, and continent location will be covered.  Students will then “visit” each continent, learning about the people, location, climate, resources, languages, religions, government. Although a test will be given on each section, the focus will be hands on, literacy information. Critical to the study will be keeping outline maps up to date with learned information. News items related to countries studied will be discussed by students each week.  Google Earth will be used to view various locations via satellite; National Geographic Videos online will be viewed by students at home.   Library books, travel guides, additional internet sites, and Power Point presentations will be used to give a real understanding of each country or region. Note: The United States will not be covered as time is limited and United States Geography can usually be taken as a separate course. This course will be based on The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide curriculum from Geocreations, Ltd. No student textbook is used. Students will keep a geography binder containing  handouts, maps, noteworthy current events, and notes.   Internet access and a printer is required.  A specific atlas and map set will be needed for this course; Mrs. Garrett will email the order information to you on a supply list when you register. Students will also need a 3-inch binder, map pencils, dividers with pockets and tabs, and black ink pens.  Class will be 2 hours per week.  Cost is $50 with a $15 supply fee per semester.  Completed registration form and first month's tuition and supply fee check made payable to Susan Garrett should be mailed to  Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Drive, Spring, Texas 77379.   Contact Susan Garrett at noteablelessons2 [at] gmail [dot] com (281) 844-1667.

 

World History Grades 6-8 Cheryl DePonte

This is a survey class covering “The Age of Exploration” and ending with Current Events. The class will meet once a week for 1 ¼ hours.  Students will complete four 45 minute assignments at home each week.  Class time will include a lecture (with instruction on how to take notes) and a mapping or cultural activity.  The primary text is Abeka’s 7th grade History of The World in Christian Perspective 4th edition. The students will also need a binder with three dividers, pen, lined paper and colored pencils.  The class is $400 for the year (10 $40 payments from July through April).  Send registration and tuition checks, payable to Cheryl DePonte, to 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact information:  deblovesdp1 [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

World History 1 - Grades 9th-12th  Teresa Johnson

A proper study of history helps a student become a person of upstanding character, have a sound basis for reasoning and a healthy perspective on life. My goal is for the students to learn to think historically and establish a foundation for lifelong historical learning. Through well-chosen materials and the principle of narration they will gain real knowledge that stays with them.

This is the first in a three-year, in-depth, college-prep series. Students can earn full credits in World History, World Geography, and US History as well as other electives by completing the entire three-year series. World History 1 covers Creation to the Fall of Rome. We will explore the history of early civilizations using a teacher-generated, literature-based curriculum with emphasis on Old Testament History.  Students will be put in touch with the great minds of the ages from selected histories, biographies, primary sources, historical fiction, literature & poetry. Our lively class sessions will include teacher lecture, discussion, map & timeline work, art, architecture and archaeology study, video clips, and reinforcing activities. Students will have weekly reading homework and occasional papers as well as quarterly tests and semester projects. Upon completing this year, students may be given one-third credit each in World History and World Geography on their transcript as well as other partial elective credits or they may be given a Social Studies elective credit for the one year.

There is no textbook for this course. A $30 supply fee due August 1st provides an extensive class binder and in-class needs. Several historical fiction and non-fiction books will be required. Parents can easily provide these in book, audio, or e-book form. A book list is available on request and will be e-mailed upon registration.

This class meets weekly for 90 minutes. Tuition is $45 per month for ten months - $40 per month for a sibling enrolled in the same class. For each student, send a completed registration form, parent agreement form, and first month's tuition to Teresa Johnson, 22915 Robin's Nest Lane, Spring, TX 77389. After August 1st please include the supply fee. Contact Teresa at ascribe2tl (at) sbcglobal (dot) net - Home 281-528-7568, Cell 281-871-0397.

 

World History 3 – Modern Times - Grades 9-12 - Teresa Johnson

A proper study of history helps a student become a person of upstanding character, have a sound basis for reasoning and a healthy perspective on life. My goal is for the students to learn to think historically and establish a foundation for lifelong historical learning. Through well-chosen materials and the principle of narration they will gain real knowledge that stays with them.

This is the final course in a three-year, in-depth, college-prep series. Students can earn full credits in World History, World Geography, and US History as well as other electives by completing the entire three-year series or one to two segments of the series with prior equivalent instruction. Using a teacher-generated, literature-based curriculum, World History 3 covers the Modern Age encompassing the Colonial period, Age of Enlightenment, American History, Industrial Revolution and 20th Century. Church History regarding the Great Awakening, missionary and other movements will be incorporated. Students will be put in touch with the great minds of the ages from selected histories, biographies, primary sources, historical fiction, speeches, literature & poetry. Our lively class sessions will include teacher lecture, discussion, map & timeline work, art & architecture study, video clips, and reinforcing activities. Students will have weekly reading homework and occasional papers as well as quarterly tests and semester projects. Upon completing this year, students may be given one-third credit each in World History and World Geography on their transcript as well as other partial elective credits.

There is no textbook for this course. A $30 supply fee due August 1st provides an extensive class binder and in-class needs. Several historical fiction and non-fiction books will be required. Parents can easily provide these in book, audio, or e-book form. A book list is available on request and will be e-mailed upon registration.

This class meets weekly for 90 minutes. Tuition is $45 per month for ten months - $40 per month for a sibling enrolled in the same class. For each student, send a completed registration form, parent agreement form, and first month's tuition to Teresa Johnson, 22915 Robin's Nest Lane, Spring, TX 77389. After August 1st please include the supply fee. Contact Teresa at ascribe2tl (at) sbcglobal (dot) net - Home 281-528-7568, Cell 281-871-0397.

 

World Geography: Sailing Through Geography - Grades 5-9 -  Teresa Johnson

Through a multi-sensory, cross-curricular approach we will study the development & use of maps, historical & current events, the history of exploration, migration of peoples and their cultures. Our lively class sessions include interactive discussions, map drawing, map marking, memory cue activities, games and projects. These will be enriched by our theme of sailing, navigation, & oceanography. Our study will progress by region, gradually encompassing all of the continents. This is a non-traditional, non-textbook class using a teacher-generated curriculum based on Mapping the World with Art and several other resources. Google Earth, Power Point presentations, slideshows, video clips and interactive websites will augment class sessions. In the final weeks, students will draw a memory map of the world and make topographical maps for our class display.

Homework is multi-faceted but not labor intensive. It will include weekly readings as well as fact-finding assignments on explorers, current events, geography terms and related topics. Students will gain geographic literacy, not only through class sessions, but through regular map practices at home. Access to internet for these is important. This class meets weekly for 90 mins. High school students may be given a one-year World Geography credit upon completing this class. Grades will be determined by completion of homework assignments, in-class participation, quarterly oral presentation projects and occasional quizzes.

Tuition is $45 per month for 10 months. Tuition for a sibling enrolled in the same class is $40 per month. A $30 supply fee, due August 1st, provides an extensive student binder and shared materials for in-class projects. Parents will need to provide the student’s materials for quarterly projects and the two books Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham and Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl. Audio or e-book versions are acceptable. Send completed registration form and first month's tuition to Teresa Johnson, 22915 Robin's Nest Lane, Spring, TX 77389. After August 1st please include the supply fee. Contact Teresa at ascribe2tl (at) sbcglobal (dot) net - Home 281-528-7568, Cell 281-871-0397.

 

U.S. Geography Grades: 4-8 Dianna de Valle

This engaging class will integrate the 5 themes of geography through fun hands on activities, projects, videos and bits of relevant literature.   Map skills, games, and other resources will be utilized to explore our great country and its rich history and heritage.  As we journey across the U.S., we will also discover and become familiar with the wildlife, habitats, climate and physical characteristics of the places we study.  Students will learn all the 50 states and their capitals as we study and classify the states according to their regions. The student will need Uncle Josh’s Outline Map Book, The Young People’s Atlas of the United States (or similar US Atlas), 2-inch binder, map pencils, notecards, dividers with pockets and tabs, and black ink pens. Tuition is $45 per month for 10 months.  You may send completed registration form and first month's tuition to Dianna de Valle, 22090 Bryantwood Ct.  Hockley, TX 77447.  You may contact Dianna by email at devalleo [at] aol [dot] com or call her at 281-798-7715.                                                                                   

Mathematics

 

Switched on Schoolhouse Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra 2 - Susan Garrett

This curriculum is recommended for “non-math” and “math-minded” students alike.  It has proved to be successful with students who have previously had problems with other curricula. The curriculum requires each child to have the SOS computer program installed on his/her laptop, which will be used both at home and in class.  The student will progress at his/her own individual rate. Students will work on lessons in class; the teacher will preview the upcoming lessons or quiz for students, if necessary.    Mrs. Garrett will be available during the week by phone, text, or email to help if students have questions, or need extra help; students must be willing to contact Mrs. Garrett for this program to work well.   A timetable for completing the course in the school year will be given to students. However, there will be more emphasis on learning than on keeping exactly to the timeline.  Contact Mrs. Garrett before buying any Switched On Schoolhouse curriculum, as only certain editions will be used.   Class time will be 1 hour per week.  Tuition is $50 per month for 10 months.  A $10 supply fee for the year should be included with registration. Maximum class size will be 4 students per class period so that each student will receive individualized instruction. Completed registration form and first month's tuition and supply fee check made payable to Susan Garrett should be mailed to Mail registration form, tuition checks, and student fees to: Debbie Gott: 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, Tx. 77379Contact:  Susan Garrett at noteablelessons2[at]gmail[dot]comoContact Mrs. Garrett before buying any Switched On Schoolhouse curriculum, as only certain editions will be used

 

Personal Financial Literacy Grades 9-12Susan Garrett

Teach your student to take responsibility for his personal finances with this elective for grades 9-12. Packed with interactive lessons that make learning fun, this Switched on Schoolhouse curriculum covers today's money topics, such as finding and evaluating financial information, managing a checking account and online banking, and investment planning, along with exploring different career paths. Quizzes, tests, and hands-on learning projects are included.

Students will need a laptop to use at home and in class. 

Class time will be 1 hour per week.  Tuition is $50 per month for 9 months.  A $10 supply fee for the year should be included with registration. Maximum class size will be 4-5 students per class period so that each student will receive individualized instruction. Completed registration form and first month's tuition and supply fee check made payable to Susan Garrett should be mailed to: Debbie Gott: 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, Tx. 77379   Contact:  Susan Garrett at noteablelessons2[at]gmail[dot]comor 281/844-1667

Reading/Spelling

 

Elementary Spelling Marliese’ Stripling

This class uses basic phonetic spellings, reliable patters and rules to learn to spell a high percentage of words.  Spelling is a skill that needs to be taught formally since students do not always automatically acquire the patterns of language naturally.  The same knowledge will also reinforce patterns for reading.  We will spend 10 min of each class doing oral language and listening comprehension exercises to help address processing and oral language disorders. Students must be grouped by level/skill for this class to be successful (please contact me with questions about student level).  The class will be 1 1/4 hour. Cost is $45 with a $35 supply fee per semester.  Parent help will be needed at home to get the most out of this course.  Completed registration form and first month's tuition and supply fee check made payable to Marliese’ Stripling should be mailed to Marliese’ Stripling, 1355 Apache Dr., Montgomery, Texas 77316   Contact: mastripling [at] gmail [dot] com

Science

 

Apologia Biology – Grades 8-11 Laurie Holleway

This course is designed to be your student's first high school science course and is a college-prep biology course taught from a Biblical worldview. The Apologia Biology Textbook is the curriculum of choice because it is written in an easy-tounderstand, conversational style, while maintaining academic rigor. This class provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology, providing your student with a strong background in: the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, Biblical creation and the theory of evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. This class will have a structured rhythm that is easy for students to follow, with clearly defined homework objectives. However, the

classroom time will foster a creative and interactive environment with discussion style lectures. Labs will emphasize proper techniques as well as report writing skills, while maintaining an environment of exploration and wonder of creation. Your student will be expected to maintain a laboratory notebook, where all graded work will be kept. The online service, Engrade, will be used to post all assignments, to record all grades, and for communication between Laurie and your student. This service is a wonderful way for you to have access to your student's progress at any time. Module tests will be administered by a parent at home (to be returned for grading). Semester exams will be administered the last day of class each semester. Required text: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd edition (Apologia). All lab equipment and supplies will be provided. Optional: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd edition Multimedia Companion CD-rom (helpful but not at all necessary) Cost: 10 payments of $50 each (July-April), a one-time lab fee of $55 due with first month's tuition, and a building use fee of $30/semester. Make tuition/lab/building fee checks payable to Laurie Holleway. Mail registrations and payments to 23230 Roberts Cemetery Rd., Hockley, TX 77447. Contact Laurie: 281-960-2033 or laurie.holleway [at] gmail [dot]com

 

Apologia Advanced Biology – Grades 10-12 Laurie Holleway

Prerequisites: a first year Biology course. A first year Chemistry course is recommended, not required.

This Advanced Biology course, using Apologia's The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made covers both the anatomy and the physiology of the human body's 11 awe-inspiring organ systems. Combined with Exploring Creation With Biology, it gives the student the equivalent of an entire biology advanced placement (AP) curriculum. This course includes three types of labs: microscope labs with prepared slides of various human tissues, mammal organ dissection labs, and coloring book exercises from The Anatomy Coloring Book. Use of this beautifully illustrated coloring book is one of the best ways to learn and memorize anatomical details and nomenclature. This is the same coloring book used by many Universities for their Anatomy & Physiology courses. This class will follow a syllabus with structured rhythm that is easy for students to follow, with clearly defined homework objectives. However, the classroom time will foster a creative and interactive environment with discussion style lectures. Labs will emphasize proper techniques as well as report writing skills, while maintaining an environment of exploration and wonder of creation. Students will be expected to maintain a laboratory notebook, where all graded work will be kept. Engrade, an online service, will be used to post all assignments, to record grades, and to communicate between teacher and students. Parents can easily check their student's progress at any time. Module tests will be administered by a parent at home (to be returned for grading). Semester exams will be administered the last day of class each semester. Required text: The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,(Apologia) and The Anatomy Coloring Book 4 th edition by Wynn Kapit/Lawrence M. Elson. All lab equipment and supplies will be provided. Cost: 10 payments of $50 each (July-April), a one-time lab fee of $60 due with first month's tuition, and a building use fee of $30/semester. Make tuition/lab/building use fee checks payable to Laurie Holleway. Mail registrations and payments to 23230 Roberts Cemetery Rd., Hockley, TX 77447. Contact Laurie: 281-960-2033 or laurie.holleway [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

IPC – Integrated Physics and Chemistry – Cheryl DePonte

This class is designed to provide a strong base of the concepts and principles that higher level physics and chemistry classes are built upon, so students are prepared to apply that knowledge when they get to those higher level classes. Some topics included are heat, energy, motion, the periodic table, chemical formulas and nomenclature, properties of elements, electricity, light and sound waves. Students will have reading (about 20 pp a week) and home assignments. Class time will be spent in interactive teaching and hands-on labs. Students will learn to do lab reports according to the scientific method. We will be using 8 units of Paradigm’s Integrated Physics and Chemistry (2 year course) written by John Hudson Tiner. Mr. Tiner has the ability to reduce normally complex science concepts to clearly understandable terms for students. Units used will be 1-7, and 9 (around $80). We will not be using the activity books. Class will meet for 1.5 hours once a week. All lab equipment and supplies will be provided. Tuition will be $50/month for 10 months. A one-time lab fee of $60 is due with the first month’s tuition, as well as a building use fee of $30 per semester. Make checks payable to Cheryl DePonte, and mail to 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX77379. Contact information: deblovesdp1 [at] gmail [dot] com. 

 

Physics Lab – 11th-12th, college preparatory - 2 hours – Karen Garza

Apologia curriculum Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition

PURCHASE: Scientific Calculator REQUIRED; Book set (text + solutions manual) & companion CD; PLUS Items on Supply List

Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry; basic Trigonometry functions

2016-2017: The work involved to complete assignments for this course incorporates math with science along with some engineering, so it is designed for the student who has completed algebra and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent.  It is a college and work force preparatory class that is formatted to train students accordingly.  The course is set up to help teach students how to learn and how to study.  The calculations can be challenging, but the labs are engaging and fun, which fosters teamwork and class unity. 

A higher level of accountability is now incorporated into the course.  Following instructions and keeping work organized is a vital component of the course grade evaluation.  It begins at the Parent-Student Orientation.  To maintain enrollment, students must follow through on weekly assignments.  Important advice, don’t get behind!

There are 16 modules, which translate into 32 weeks of work to cover in 30 weeks, students have a reading and work assignment to complete prior to our first class & also in the Spring.

Pertaining to the labs, one experiment is performed off campus at a building with an elevator, location to be announced.  The text provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; it is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course. It provides the student with a strong background in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism.  

Students are given an outline of course work required to complete as school work, which includes the student correcting and grading work that is turned in for review.  Participation in an approved science fair is optional for additional credit.    Another vital component is the student’s notebook where all of the course work is to be filed weekly.  Notebooks are a major grade each semester. 

Schoology is the platform used for assignments and communication between the teacher and student, so access to a computer and printer are essential to this class. 

Class size: Min. 6 students, max. 14.

Tuition:  Due on the 1st, $55/month for 10 months + $60 one-time lab fee due with 1st month’s tuition + $30/semester building use fee (July & Jan.)   Payment is late after the 10th; $10 late fee charged.

Contact: Karen Garza – 832-483-9643 (cell) or revelationscience [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.

Payment Mailing Address: 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389.

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the Revelation Science Registration Form & mail with fees.

NOTE:  There is a required student and parent orientation the week prior to class beginning.  It is held at the same time and location that the class is scheduled.  The orientation is to overview what is required for the year and to enable students to get their first assignment as well as meet their fellow lab students and set up their notebooks prior to class beginning.  This critical meeting establishes the student’s school year and the parents’ role in it.  Details are still being worked out, since this is a Monday class and we start a week earlier than the other classes.  When finalized it will be posted on www.revelationscience.com

 

 

 
 

Apologia Chemistry – Grades 9-11 Laurie Holleway

Prerequisites: a first year Biology course & Algebra 1

This Chemistry course, using Apologia's Exploring Creation with Chemistry 2nd Ed., is a first-year high school course that gives students a rigorous foundation in chemistry, preparing them for college-level work. The class covers the following topics: nomenclature, significant figures, units, classification, molar calculations, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions,  atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, gas laws, and equilibrium. This class will follow a syllabus with structured rhythm that is easy for students to follow, with clearly defined homework objectives. However, the classroom time will foster a creative and interactive environment with discussion style lectures. The course contains thirtyone experiments which will be performed in class. Labs will emphasize proper techniques as well as report writing skills, while maintaining an environment of exploration and wonder of creation. Students will be expected to maintain a laboratory notebook, where all graded work will be kept. Engrade, an online

service, will be used to post all assignments, to record grades, and to communicate between teacher and students. Parents can easily check their student's progress at any time. Module tests will be administered by a parent at home (to be returned for grading). Semester exams will be administered the last day of class each semester. Required text: Apologia's Exploring Creation with Chemistry 2nd Ed. All lab equipment and supplies, as well as a scientific calculator will be provided. Cost: 10 payments of $55 each (July-April), a one-time lab/calcultor fee of $65 due with first month's tuition, and a building use fee of $30/semester. Make tuition/lab/building fee checks payable to Laurie Holleway. Mail registrations and payments to 23230 Roberts Cemetery Rd., Hockley, TX 77447. Contact Laurie: 281-960-2033 or laurie.holleway [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

CSI: Forensic Science and Anatomy Grades 9-12 Robin McDonald

This class takes students through the basics of forensic science. It teaches them about evidence provided by blood, bites, fingerprints, blood spatter, handwriting, and fiber, while learning about forensic anatomy, psychology, chemistry, toxicology, ballistics, and even more! Students study forensic anthropology and archaeology as they learn about interesting historical situations, including the destruction of Pompeii, the murder of Ötzi the Ice Man, the fate of Franklin’s lost Arctic expedition, and the sinking of the Hunley, a Civil War submarine. Students learn how to create a criminal profile and study unsolved mysteries, lost in time. Classes focus on lecture, discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests. Students are primarily graded on project-based assignments and lab reports, which show mastery of the subject matter. Labs include topics like facial reconstruction, fingerprints, DNA extraction, blood spatter, and interrogation techniques. Opportunities for honors credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. This class uses the National Geographic text Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations and Body by Design, along with other supplements provided by the teacher. Assignments and grades are submitted through Engrade, so access to a computer and the internet is required. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a high school credit in Forensic Science (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.72d) and half a credit in Health/Science (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.72b). Cost: $450 per year, $225 per semester, or 10 monthly payments of $45; a one-time lab fee of $50 due with first month's tuition; and a building use fee of $30/semester. Make checks payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education (at) att (dot) net.

 

Apologia Marine Biology    Grades 9-12  Robin McDonald

This class concentrates on marine wildlife and marine habitats, providing a survey of members of each biological kingdom that live in marine environments. Students learn about the microscopic organisms that make life in the ocean possible, including details about their interesting habits and life cycles, and about the anatomy of many macroscopic marine creatures such as clams, starfish, and sharks. Students learn how these creatures and their physical surroundings form marine ecosystems such as intertidal zones, estuaries, coral reefs, and communities in the continental shelf, epipelagic, and deep-ocean zones. The course ends with a study of marine resources and our relationship with the sea. Classes focus on lecture, discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests. The class goes over chapter questions and answers, but students are primarily graded on project-based assignments and lab reports, which show mastery of the subject matter. Labs include actual and virtual marine animal dissections. Opportunities for honors credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. This class uses Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, along with other supplements provided by the teacher. Assignments and grades are submitted through Engrade, so access to a computer and the internet is required. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a high school credit in either Biology (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.34) or Aquatic Science (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.32), and half a credit in Environmental Systems (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.37). Cost: $450 per year, $225 per semester, or 10 monthly payments of $45; a one-time lab fee of $50 due with first month's tuition; and a building use fee of $30/semester. Make checks payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education (at) att (dot) net.

 

Astronomy and Space Science: From Stargazers to Starships Grades 8-10  Robin McDonald

Throughout history, people have told time and found direction from the sun, moon and stars. This class teaches astronomy, astrophysics, and aeronautics. Students learn about constellations, seasons, star navigation, visually observing the sky to understand timekeeping and navigation, and the Biblical purpose for the Sun, Moon and stars. Students study cosmology topics, including gravitational waves, black holes, nebulas, and dark matter. They will study aeronautics topics such as the history of flight, aerodynamics, rocket fundamentals, orbits and trajectories, and space exploration. Classes focus on lecture, discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests. The class goes over chapter questions and answers, but students are primarily graded on project-based assignments, which show mastery of the subject matter. Labs include using a telescope and planetosphere, building a spectroscope, and viewing stars in the night sky. Opportunities for honors credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. This class uses Universe by Design and Exploring the World of Astronomy, along NASA and Civil Air Patrol materials provided by the teacher. Assignments and grades are submitted through Engrade, so access to a computer and the internetis required. Upon successful completion, students will have a high school credit in Astronomy (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.33), and half a credit in Integrated Physics and Chemistry (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.38). Cost: $450 per year, $225 per semester, or 10 monthly payments of $45; a one-time lab fee of $30 due with first month's tuition; and a building use fee of $30/semester. Make checks payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education (at) att (dot) net.

 

Apologia Physical Science   Grades 7-9 Robin McDonald

This class discusses earth science topics like the earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, weather, and structure; physics topics like energy, motion, Newton’s laws, gravity, and astrophysics; and chemistry topics like atoms, the periodic table, and an introduction to chemical equations. Classes focus on lecture, discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests. The class goes over module questions and answers, but students are primarily graded on project-based assignments and lab reports, which show mastery of the subject matter. Labs include testing rocks and minerals, cookie tectonics, non-Newtonian fluids, Physics Quest activities, simple machine demonstrations, designing an amusement park ride, and a few experiments from the book. Opportunities for honors credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. This class uses Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science, along with other supplements provided by the teacher. Assignments and grades are submitted through Engrade, so access tocomputer and the internet is required, via the student or the parent. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be prepared to take a college-prep high school science curriculum of their choice. Cost: $450 per year, $225 per semester, or 10 monthly payments of $45; a one-time lab fee of $30 due with first month's tuition; and a building use fee of $30/semester. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education (at) att (dot) net.

 

Elementary Science  (4th-5th grade) Cheryl DePonte

This is a hands-on class taught from a Christian worldview including at least one experiment in each class.  Topics include; the sea, electricity, magnetism, engines, weather, geology and animal classification with a focus on vertebrates.  The class will meet once a week for 1 ¼ hours.  Students will have three 45-60 minute assignments to complete at home each week. Class time will include a lecture (with instruction on how to take notes) and a lab which will be comprised of making electric circuits, weather instruments,  animal coloring pages and classification charts , using a microscope to study animal parts, etc.  The class is $350 for the year (10-$35 payments, July through April).  A $25 lab fee is also due with the first payment.  Students will need to have one text:  Investigating God’s World, 4th edition. This is the Abeka fifth grade science text.  A binder with three dividers, paper and colored pencils are also required. Send registration and tuition checks, payable to Cheryl DePonte, to 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, Tomball, TX 77379. Contact information:  deblovesdp1 [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Earth Science  (6th-8th)  Cheryl DePonte

The purpose of this class is to prepare students for high school earth and space science. All of the earth, its atmosphere, and galaxy will be studied including: geology, including earthquakes and volcanoes; soil, minerals, rocks, and fossils; erosion, oceanography, and weather as well as the atmosphere and space including planets, asteroids, comets, stars, and galaxies. The scientific method will be covered in detail throughout the course.  The primary text is Abeka’s 8th grade Science: Earth and Space.  Students will also need a binder with three dividers, a pen, pencil, lined paper and colored pencils.  The class is $400 for the year (10-$40 payments from July through April). A one-time $25 lab fee is also due with the first payment.  Send registration and tuition checks, payable to Cheryl DePonte, to 9614 Dornch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact information: deblovesdp1 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Speech and Debate


 

Speech - The Art of Effective Communication Grades: 9–12 Jeannie Laney

Whether preparing to give a formal speech or join in a group discussion, the ability to speak well to others and with others is a vital component of effective communication. Through this lively and interactive class, students gain a strong foundation in dialogue and public speaking. The study of improvisation and impromptu speaking helps students let go of fear, learn to listen actively, and become comfortable and confident in their ability to join in and speak well anytime, anywhere. Through the study of the elements of good communication, students learn how to effectively convey a message whether to an individual or an audience. Giving presentations in multiple formats such as song lyrics, “How-To,” “Ace that Interview,” Improv Games and Reader’s Theatre makes the class a creative time of vocal discovery in a relaxed supportive environment. Students also learn how to give and receive constructive critique. Whether a confident opinion sharer or a shy soul, come find your voice and learn to speak for the benefit of everyone in the room. Class time: 1 1/2 hrs per week.

Tuition: $450 per year or $45 per month for 10 months July through April.

Supply fee: $30 one-time fee per semester for teacher generated consumables and associated class costs.

·         Make all checks payable to Jeannie Laney

·         Send the registration form and first tuition check and supply fee to:

o    30531 Country Meadows Drive, Tomball, TX 77375

Contact Jeannie Laney at 281-255-6805 (home), 832-731-6835(cell)  or email: jeannielaney [at] aol [dot] com

  

 

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